A huge part of pain management is distraction. It is important to keep busy to try and not let chronic pain take over, and keeping your mind busy means that you are not focussing on your pain. In this blog post I suggest 9 ways to use distraction as a pain relief and why it … Continue reading 9 ways to use distraction as a pain relief
A huge part of my pain management is distraction. I have to keep busy to try and not let my chronic pan take over, and keeping my mind busy means that I am not focussing on my pain. In this blog post I suggest 10 ways to use distraction as a pain relief and give … Continue reading 10 ways to use distraction as a pain relief
I don't like water and I'm not a huge fan of swimming. I can swim, but I'm not a strong swimmer and I don't hold my breath under water or anything. I don't even like my head being under water. ?But will aqua classes help with my pain? Your head doesn't go under water in … Continue reading Are aqua classes good for chronic pain?
I've had chronic pain for over 5 years now. I'd love to say that it hasn't changed me and that I'm still the old me, but this isn't true. It's not a bad thing that I've changed, but I know I'm different in some ways than before I started dealing with daily pain. It's bound … Continue reading How my chronic pain has changed me
Part of me doesn?t like to think about my chronic pain journey, what I went through in the early days, and how tough it was at times. But then part of me likes to remember how far I?ve come. This blog post is a very brief summary of the first 2 years of my chronic … Continue reading My chronic pain journey before surgery
It's taken me a few weeks to get my blog set up and at the point where I'm happy with it. I'm new to all this - blogging, website design, WordPress - so it's taken a little longer than planned. But here it is, my first blog post about why I'm blogging about my life … Continue reading My first blog post: why I’m blogging about my pain